Here in the right-side up world, we don’t have mind controlling aliens and demon dogs (that the government admits to, anyway) but we do have some pretty darn strange kids toys.
In honor of the hit show Stranger Things, we’ve gathered some of the strangest kids toys that you can actually buy right now.
Some of these weird kids toys are popular, some are funny gag gifts and some will give you the same horrified expression Winona Ryder wears throughout every episode of the show.
Strange Kids Toys
- Strange Kids Toys
- INWISH Magnetic Putty for Kids
- Stinky Poo and T.P. Mini Plush Set
- Alien Plush Toys
- Science Academy: Gross Body Lab
- Despicable Me 2 Fart Blaster
- Sparkle Farts Original Unicorn Plush
- Rick and Morty Spaceship and Garage Construction Set
- Duck Dynasty Phil Plush Toy
- Gelli Baff
- Unicorn Moving Mouth Mask
- Don’t Tip the Cows game
- Brainwright Cat Stax Puzzle
- SmartLab Toys The Inhuman Squishy Zombie
- Feisty Pets
- Daron Doody Head Game
- Medieval Torture Scare Chair Model
- Extreme Chores Prank Pack
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The links below take you to Amazon, where you can check prices and reviews for each toy.
INWISH Magnetic Putty for Kids
INWISH Magnetic Putty is like the black, gooey slime snail trail that the alien leaves everywhere in Stranger Things. Only, with a friendly face on it.
The putty comes with a little magnet and when you put the magnet near it, the gooey mass starts to move and shift and contort the face. If you put the magnet anywhere on it, the putty absorbs it, like a face-sucking Demo-dog.
It’s definitely a strange kids toy, but it’s also kind of cool and science-y. If you take a look at it on Amazon, you’ll see pictures of how kids can spread it on their body to look like they’ve been slimed by a Demogorgon. Nerds would actually dig this stuff. Their parents maybe not so much.
Stinky Poo and T.P. Mini Plush Set
This toy has absolutely nothing to do with the Stranger Things show, except for the fact that Will and friends got themselves into some deep you-know-what.
These are strange kids toys, but believe it or not, the reviews don’t stink. 😉
People like this weird little toy for everything from a gift for a 3-year-old to bathroom decor to a gag gift.
The package says this is for age 12 and up, but I think you could use your best judgement on that. As strange as this toy is, it actually might be helpful for potty training.
Whatever their purpose, Stinky Poo and T.P. are made by a company called Bored Inc and I think that says it all.
Alien Plush Toys
What could be more comforting than hugging the chest-bursting xenomorph from the Aliens movie?
Preschoolers (that’s right – it’s for ages 3 and up) can actually have their very own monster to hide under their bed with this strange kids toy.
And hey, why not buy his face-hugging buddy too?
Both of these are soft and plushy but have the added feature of wire so they can terrify your preschooler in a multitude of poses.
Then there’s the cute little Alien face-hugger and egg set that is still really weird, but less terrifying.
Science Academy: Gross Body Lab
Got a budding doctor on your gift list? May as well introduce him or her to all the gross body fluids that ooze out of humans on a daily basis.
The Gross Body Lab kit has six experiments to teach kids about slimy mucus, blood clots and guts.
At least three of the experiments involve bulging eyeballs, severed fingers and mushy brains. Cool!
It’s one of the most morbidly strange kids toys out there, but you can’t say it’s not educational, I suppose. This one is for kids age 8 and up.
Despicable Me 2 Fart Blaster
Speaking of bodily functions, next on our list of strange kids toys is the Fart Blaster.
This one is the most mainstream of our weird toys, because it’s from the wildly popular Despicable Me movies and is pretty hilarious. Here’s some fun features:
- Kids can control how the fart sounds by how they pull the
- It emits a banana smell (better than the alternative, I’d say)
- Has a time-release feature
My son had a fart machine when he was about 13 and drove us nuts with it. One day my husband got fed up with it and was lecturing my son on the virtues of knowing when to play around and when to be serious.
At that moment, the time-release feature kicked in and the fart machine emitted the longest, most disgusting fart noise ever recorded.
The serious lecture was abruptly aborted.
This comically strange kids toy is for ages 6 and up.
Sparkle Farts Original Unicorn Plush
Since we’ve already broached the fart topic, it’s a good time to share Sparkle Farts, the farting unicorn.
When you squeeze this gassy unicorn, he farts and says things like, “Do you want to see how rainbows are made?”
I know. It’s a really weird kids toy. But the funniest thing about it is that Sparkle has a British accent! Something about the juxtaposition of British decorum and embarrassing bodily noises makes this toy hilarious.
This is another strange kids toy that has surprisingly good reviews. This particular set comes with some unicorn tattoos and a poster. It’s rated for kids age 6 and up.
Check out the video to fully appreciate the splendor of Sparkle, the farting unicorn.
Rick and Morty Spaceship and Garage Construction Set
In case you’re not familiar with late-night dark humor cartoons, Rick and Morty is an animated show about the shenanigans of a cynical scientist (Rick) and his naive grandson (Morty).
It’s a weird show, not really for kids, so any kids toys inspired by it are just strange.
The Rick and Morty Spaceship and Garage building set is 293 pieces and a challenging build, according to the reviews.
This weird kids toy is rated for kids age 12 and up.
Duck Dynasty Phil Plush Toy
What parent wouldn’t want a plush, bearded animal hunter to share the crib with their 6-month-old? (Yes, that’s the recommended age for this one.)
Add a plush rifle and a hanging duck mobile and baby bumpkin can reenact scenes from the show, right from her crib! 😀
No offense to fans of the show, but you gotta admit, touting these as kids toys is a little strange. Although…there is a teddy bear version of Phil that is actually kind of cute. You know, in a redneck kind of way.
Duck Dynasty toys aren’t limited to plush versions of the characters. Kids can play with several different action figures, including a camping set with Jase and his tent.
Gelli Baff turns bath water into colored goo. It’s sort of like taking a bath in a slushie.
Weird as it sounds, kids think it’s pretty fun. It can be used in a bathtub or outside in a kiddie pool.
When kids are done playing, you add salt to turn the goo back into water and it drains right out, theoretically. Read the reviews. Most are good, but some parents had a little trouble dissolving it.
Gelli Baff comes in several different colors and is rated for kids 3 and up.
Unicorn Moving Mouth Mask
Then we have the unicorn mask with the added fun feature of a mouth that really moves.
Okay, this one is kind of funny. There’s a chin strap on the inside, so when you talk, the mouth moves up and down.
This strange kids toy is touted for kids age 4 and up, but it’s probably better for older kids who can master the chin strap.
There’s a couple of user videos on Amazon so you can see it in action and it is pretty entertaining. Also, if you click on the Unicorn Mask link, you’ll see there are several other animal masks in the listing, all with the moving mouth feature.
Here’s the promo video for it, just for fun. As you can see, adults have a pretty good time with these weird kids toys too.
Don’t Tip the Cows game
The point of this udderly strange kids game is to stack the cows as high as you can without tipping them over.
Why cows? Who knows. Despite it’s weirdness, it actually has pretty decent reviews.
One nice feature is that all the pieces store in the can so it’s easy to take traveling.
The Don’t Tip the Cows game is for kids age 5 and up. Moooove over, Jenga! We’re gonna tip us some cows!
Brainwright Cat Stax Puzzle
If you’re going to tip cows, you may as well stack cats too.
The Cat Stax puzzle has 48 cards that give challenges and kids have to arrange the 12 cat pieces to meet the criteria of the challenge on their card.
It’s an unusual puzzle game, but people seem to really love it. It would be a great gift for a cat lover who enjoys brainteasers too.
Cat Stax is rated for kids age 8 and up.
SmartLab Toys The Inhuman Squishy Zombie
The Inhuman Squishy Zombie toy comes with a graphic novel (more like a comic book) and guides kids through the process of figuring out the cause of the flesh eating bacteria that’s taken over the world.
Kids examine the decaying flesh and mushy intestines of the zombie for clues about the mystery infection. Think Forensic Files and Sean of the Dead. You know, if the two brands were to make a weird toy together.
This strange kids toy is for ages 8 and up.
Speaking of weird zombie toys for kids, how about a zombie diner building set and a rousing game of zombie bowling?
Feisty pets are adorable, furry plush animals with an evil streak. One second they’re sweet and huggable, but a little squeeze of their head and they turn into Cujo.
This strange kids toy came out last year and became a big hit. I guess everyone can relate to the alter ego thing.
Feisty Pets come in a whole bunch of different animal types, from unicorns to giraffes to dragons to dogs and tons more.
They’re for ages 5 and up. Post traumatic stress therapy for your child is not included.
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Daron Doody Head Game
The object is to catch the plush poo poos with the velcro cap. The winner is pronounced the Grand Doody Head. Or something like that.
As weird as this game is, it’s actually on Amazon’s 2017 Holiday Toy List. So there you go.
This poop flinging game is for kids age 3 and up.
Below are a couple other crappy 😉 games that kids love. The Doggie Doo game was featured on several talk shows, including Jay Leno and Chelsea Lately!
Medieval Torture Scare Chair Model
Know a kid who likes to build models? Why give them a boring old airplane or classic car when you can get them a Medieval Torture Chair to build?
The beauty of this model kit is that glue and paint are not included. That’s right, kids not only get to build the device for human suffering, but they also get to pick out just the right shade of blood red paint.
The macabre fun doesn’t end with the torture chair either. There’s also a Torture Wheel Rack model so kids can play out multiple scenarios of torment.
And the best part about these toys? The recommended age is 14 MONTHS and up. Okay, I know that’s an error, but…really??
One of the strangest kids toys EVER!
Extreme Chores Prank Pack
Last on our list of strange kids toys is the Extreme Chores Prank gift box.
It’s not so much a weird toy as it is a way to prepare your kid for adult life by letting him experience deep and bitter disappointment.
The point is to disguise the cool toy your kid really wants inside the box advertising the lame video game about chores. So don’t worry, that bitter disappointment only lasts a minute or so.
Of course, Karma is a you-know-what. These prank boxes come in all kinds of products, so you could find yourself experiencing that moment of disheartening letdown come next Christmas.
Our list of strange kids toys may not be as weird as upside-down world, but now that you know they’re out there, admit it… you feel a little less safe, don’t you?
If you need to clear the disturbing toy images from your head, you can always read about the only slightly weird new Playmobil sets featuring the paranormal antics of the Ghostbusters.
Now excuse me while I go find some cute baby toys to look at.
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